Tropical Visions In An Age Of Empire


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Tropical Visions In An Age Of Empire

Tropical Visions In An Age Of Empire Author by : Felix Driver
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2005-10-15
Publisher by : University of Chicago Press
ISBN : 9780226164724
File Size : 46,7 Mb
Total Download : 620

This volume of 11 illustrated essays from a wide range of disciplines explores images of the tropical world - paintings, maps, botanical drawings, diagrams, texts and photographs - produced by European and American travellers over the past three centuries.
Category: History

In The Shadows Of The Tropics

In The Shadows Of The Tropics Author by : James S. Duncan
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2016-05-23
Publisher by : Routledge
ISBN : 9781317117735
File Size : 42,9 Mb
Total Download : 375

In this original work James Duncan explores the transformation of Ceylon during the mid-nineteenth century into one of the most important coffee growing regions of the world and investigates the consequent ecological disaster which erased coffee from the island. Using this fascinating case study by way of illustration, In the Shadows of the Tropics reveals the spatial unevenness and fragmentation of modernity through a focus on modern governmentality and biopower. It argues that the practices of colonial power, and the differences that race and tropical climates were thought to make, were cent
Category: Science

New Orleans In The Atlantic World

New Orleans In The Atlantic World Author by : William Boelhower
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2013-09-13
Publisher by : Routledge
ISBN : 9781317988441
File Size : 49,7 Mb
Total Download : 895

The thematic project ‘New Orleans in the Atlantic World’ was planned immediately after hurricane Katrina and focuses on what meteorologists have always known: the city’s identity and destiny belong to the broader Caribbean and Atlantic worlds as perhaps no other American city does. Balanced precariously between land and sea, the city’s geohistory has always interwoven diverse cultures, languages, peoples, and economies. Only with the rise of the new Atlantic Studies matrix, however, have scholars been able to fully appreciate this complex history from a multi-disciplinary, multilingual
Category: History

The Oxford Handbook Of Environmental History

The Oxford Handbook Of Environmental History Author by : Andrew C. Isenberg
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2014-09-18
Publisher by : Oxford University Press
ISBN : 9780199394470
File Size : 42,8 Mb
Total Download : 415

The field of environmental history emerged just decades ago but has established itself as one of the most innovative and important new approaches to history, one that bridges the human and natural world, the humanities and the sciences. With the current trend towards internationalizing history, environmental history is perhaps the quintessential approach to studying subjects outside the nation-state model, with pollution, global warming, and other issues affecting the earth not stopping at national borders. With 25 essays, this Handbook is global in scope and innovative in organization, lookin
Category: History
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